The NAD has a growing history of getting involved in SJW (Social Justice Warrior) causes. For instance:
- NAD Hosts Empowering Women Summit
- NAD issues statement on Orlando shooting
- NAD helps organize demonstration against police shootings
- NAD weighs in on LGBT Acceptance
- NAD weighs in on refugees and immigration
- NAD shuts down motion from young man at year-end meeting
- Dan Jackson weighs in on North Korea
- NAD weighs in on DACA
Conspicuously missing from this list is "NAD calls for Renewed Commitment to The Everlasting Gospel." After all, that might be too radical!
So, it didn't come as too big a surprise when we discovered that one of the largest churches in the NAD is officially part of a radical left-wing community organizing organization. I'll bet you're not surprised either. Perhaps you've never heard of AIM or IAF but you might know the name Saul Alinksy?
Saul David Alinsky was born in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, to Russian Jewish immigrant parents, the only surviving son of Benjamin Alinsky's marriage to his second wife, Sarah Tannenbaum Alinsky.
Saul Alinsky was a pioneer in community organizing in Chicago, known for extremely confrontational tactics in effecting social change. His methods have been widely used by liberal activists; he was personally a liberal Democrat.
He wrote that organizers who are really dedicated to changing lives in a community "must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression," a Wall Street Journal story in 2012 noted. Alinsky urged organizers to search out controversy because without controversy, he believed, people don't care enough to act.
After being mentored by the labor leader John L. Lewis, Alinsky founded the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which trained community organizers around the country. Aided by the liberal millionaire Marshall Field III, Alinsky expanded his mission of inspiring and organizing poor, urban communities across America. "Reveille for Radicals," his 1946 book, became a best-seller. Even better known is his second book “Rules for Radicals,” which contains an acknowledgement to Lucifer:
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.
Alinsky’s dedication of “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer is easily understood. As a champion of amorality and the abandonment of ethics as nothing more than props that sustain the status quo, Lucifer is the perfect model of the destroyer for the activist Saul Alinsky. The fact that several top political leaders has embraced this amoral set of tactics for political gain should cause all Americans concern.
During the 1960’s Alinsky set up institutes to train other organizers, and his reputation as an activist grew. In 1969 college student Hillary Clinton chose his work as the topic for a Wellesley College thesis. Clinton described Alinksy as “that rare specimen, the successful radical.”
Shortly before his death in 1972, Alinsky discussed life after death in the morally vapid Playboy Magazine.
ALINSKY: Sometimes it seems to me that the question people should ask is not "Is there life after death?" but "Is there life after birth?" I don't know whether there's anything after this or not. I haven't seen the evidence one way or the other and I don't think anybody else has either. But I do know that man's obsession with the question comes out of his stubborn refusal to face up to his own mortality. Let's say that if there is an afterlife, and I have anything to say about it, I will unreservedly choose to go to hell.
ALINSKY: Hell would be heaven for me. All my life I've been with the have-nots. Over here, if you're a have-not, you're short of dough. If you're a have-not in hell, you're short of virtue. Once I get into hell, I'll start organizing the have-nots over there.
PLAYBOY: Why them?
ALINSKY: They're my kind of people.
That's Saul Alinsky. He also founded an organization called the IAF.
The Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) is a national community organizing network established in 1940 by Saul Alinsky, Roman Catholic Bishop Bernard James Sheil and businessman and founder of the Chicago Sun-Times Marshall Field III. The IAF partners with progressive religious congregations and civic organizations at the local level to help them build organizations of organizations, referred to as broad-based organizations by the Industrial Areas Foundation, with the purpose of community activism on issues identified by local community leaders. Bear with me, here..
One of IAF largest groups is located near the GC and the NAD. It is AIM. AIM is an interfaith community action group that works to "Get out the Vote", raise minimum wage, organize marches in support of undocumented immigrants, and bring powerful action and resistance to anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and alleged racist incidents and actions. In short, AIM is a Social Justice Interfaith organization that claims to be non-partisan while supporting only left-wing Social Justice causes.
Head Community Organizer at AIM is Cynthia Marshall. Beginning in 2005, she learned the community organizing (activist) technique at IAF. If you are paying attention to the lines of connection here they are: Saul Alinsky--> IAF---> AIM. AIM is supported by member dues. And guess which SDA church is listed as a member of this group AIM?
The Sligo SDA Church is a member of AIM. AIM is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), the nation’s first and largest community organizing network. Community organizing is mostly identified with the left-wing Chicago activist Saul Alinsky (1909-72), who pretty much defined the profession.
On May 30th of this year (yesterday), AIM held a Forum rally at the People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, MD.
- Opening prayer was offered by Pastor Charles Tapp of Sligo.
- Closing prayer was offered by Nancy McDonald Ladd, a Unitarian Universalist pastor from Bethesda, MD. Her Church supports the entire laundry list of Social Justice causes, including Congregational Justice, Environmental Justice, Immigration, LGBTQ Justice, Multicultural Inclusion, Racial Justice, Reproductive Justice (abortion rights) etc. In other words, pretty similar to the NAD...
There you have it friends. One of our flagship churches is part of the left-wing community organizing racket founded by Saul Alinsky. Rules for Radicals has now become Rules for SJW Adventists.
Adventists have a serious Message to give to the world. Divine warning and eternal hope combine their voice in the Everlasting Gospel and we only muffle that voice by involving ourselves in the distraction of temporal social justice, frantically seeking for an illusory Utopian society before the Lord's Second Coming. Sensing the Lord's Coming is nigh, progressive culture feverishly clings to a world passing away, instead of preparing for the next one (1 John 2:17; Revelation 21:5).
Is this what you signed up for when you accepted the Seventh-day Adventist Message? We sure hope not.
"He that endures until the end, shall be saved" (Matthew 24:13).